Crash Dump Analysis AntiPatterns (Part 1)

In any domain of activity where patterns exist we can find anti-patterns too. They are bad solutions for recurrent problems in specific contexts. One of them I would like to introduce briefly is Alien Component. In essence, when every technique fails or you run out of WinDbg commands look at some innocent component you have never seen before or don’t have symbols for: be it some driver or hook. Of course, this component cannot be the component developed by the company you are working for. :-)

- Dmitry Vostokov -

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  1. Crash Dump Analysis » Blog Archive » Crash Dump Analysis Patterns (Part 65) Says:

    […] This pattern should be checked when we have instances of Module Variety and, especially, Duplicated Module. Note that this pattern can also easily become an anti-pattern when applied to an unknown component: Alien Component. […]

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